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    October 4, 2012
    10:30 - 11:00pm PDT  

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so, my understanding is that the value -- well, the cba's intention is that 30% of their benefit goes toward providing community benefits. i think the first year san dusk said their benefit amount was $75,000 and their cba actually went above and beyond that amount. but they mainly -- the major thing is they committed to is to host tours and panels for their employees and for the public on things relating to the tenderloin, such as tours, sro tours. they did a lot of work around food justice. they sponsored an improve sf challenge for the neighborhood. they provided volunteer days in the neighborhood, and they also worked with the tenderloin tech lab, which is a collaboration
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between st. anthony's and network ministries where they helped staff and work in their tech lab, which is one of the areas of expertise. they did in their cba, they did agree to donating some of their equipment. what they found was that they didn't have the turn over of their equipment. this is a fairly new company, that their equipment wasn't expired yet. >> you don't have to go over -- i'm sorry, just actually what was agreed upon. you don't have to go over the kind of back and forth prior to that. basically wanted to clarify their exclusion was around $30,000 last year. >> and i know this year they said it was around 200,000. so, they did have more employees this year. that's basically the gist of what that agreement was. this year they did expand on that. some of the things that they agreed in the first cba, they weren't able to complete and so we continued that to this year.
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and they did increase -- they were going to give a monetary contribution to a community garden which they doubled from what they're wanting to contribute last year. i think some of the things that we learned through the process and what the experience of the cac was that it was very helpful to have san dusk be open and welcoming of the process, to have -- to host us at their company at the first meeting. they were very willing and eager to engage and i think it's part thev culture of their -- part of their culture to be community minded. it was an expectation of what amount we were looking at in terms of benefits. and i know that san dusk did state to us that the first cba was a little too specific at times. they specifically -- they named
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specific organizations to work with and in some instances those organizations were not quite ready to work with san dusk in the capacity that they had envisioned. so, this year that was a little less specific. >> could you kind of go over the upcoming cbas that you have? >> sure. we are looking at approximately 5 to 7 companies that are applying for the payroll tax exclusion this year, twitter being a big one. [speaker not understood] lane, zoosk, and i can't remember any of the others off the top of my head. but i know that the cac members have been engaging with executives at twitter at 1 king's lane. i'm p sure they are with the process of the negotiating with the city's administrator. they have increased meetings from once a month to twice a month to accommodate, you know
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-- we expect a flurry of companies that are going to be applying. and the cbas have to be signed by january 31st. so, it's going to be kind of a busy time of year. but as far as i know, you know, i don't have the latest up to date information, but i don't think any other companies have officially applied for the payroll tax exclusion. i might be wrong on that, but we are looking at about 5 to 7 that will apply. that's basically all i had. do you have any questions? >> no further questions. it would be great to get the lists of the companies that you think would be applying this year. i also understand it's twitter is 1 kings lane and [speaker not understood] is the other company. we have a few companies that did move into the market, but they moved to the excluded properties of mid-market because they didn't have historical vacancies.
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i know, for example, dolby moved into i believe the former state compensation building which we had excluded from the tax exclusion. my understanding also, we have the small businesses apply. of course, they don't come before the cac, or businesses like pearls and burger, for example, that applied for the tax exclusion. they don't gross over 1 million in payroll so don't have to form a cba with the city and county. i don't have any further questions. seeing no further questions from colleagues, i do want to thank you, ms. hilliard, for all of your work. not only do you do this, but you also serve as the director of our north of market cbd and you're doing tremendous work in the tenderloin neighborhood. i know that all the cba -- all the cac members are incredibly involved in the neighborhood. i know very dedicated and devoted. it's great to have your perspective and advising counsel when working with these companies on how they can come into a neighborhood with pre-existing communities, but can also develop partnerships
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with them. and i actually happened to meet the two youth that grew up in the tenderloin actually live in glide affordable housing and that got the two summer internships with san dusk and are hoping to get hired after they finally graduate. i know they really, really enjoyed the summer internship. it was great to see some of the actual outcomes of the cba in the neighborhood. it is something i'm very passionate about in the tenderloin. glad to see that is the issue they picked with your help and the committee's help. so, thank you. >> great, thank you. >> so, at this time we will open up for public comment on this item. seeing no public comment, public comment is closed. seeing no other comments, colleagues, can we just motion to file the hearing? >> move to file.
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>> we have a motion to file. and we can do that without opposition. thank you. mr. clerk, can you please call item number 8? >> item number 8, ordinance amending the san francisco business and tax regulations code section 906.3-1 to clarify how members of the citizen's advisory committee for the central market street and tenderloin area shall be appointed for their initial terms. >> thank you. this is actually a minor amendment that i wanted to introduce on the business and tax regulation code clarifying how many members of the citizens have iery committee for the central market street and tenderloin area shall be appointed for their initial term. when we initially passed this ordinance, we did make a mistake when describing the staggering of the terms. this amendment simply addresses the issue requiring that the terms be staggered for all members. so, i i'd just like to offer one amendment on page 4 line 7 to read, "prior to november 1st, 2012." and also we had, as i said, we
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only had nine of the members have staggered terms instead of the full 11-member body. seeing no further questions, at this time we will open up for public comment on this item. seeing none, public comment is now closed. colleagues, we have a motion to move this forward to the board with recommendation? >> make a motion to move this forward with recommendation. >> and we can do that without opposition. thank you. before we entertain a motion to convene in closed session, is there any member of the public who wishes to speak on either items 9 or item number 1? seeing none, we do ask members of the public to please exit the room. colleagues, can we have a notion to move into closed session? >> so moved. >> we do that without objection. -- we have a motion. we can do that without objection. thank you. so, at this time we will convene in closed session. [closed session]
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>> committee in closed session decided to continue item 9 to the call of the chair and move item 10 to the full board with recommendation. >> thank you. colleagues, do we have a motion to not disclose what happened in closed session? >> move. >> we have a motion and we can do that without opposition. mr. clerk, is there anything else on the agenda? >> there are no more items, madam chair. >> the meeting is adjourned. [adjourned]
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>> i love teaching. it is such an exhilarating
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experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into negatives. >> there are not many black and white darkrooms available anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in. >> the people who just started
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taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography. >> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area.
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>> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing. we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this
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program. >> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon. >> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool.
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>> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the
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creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography classes.
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>> what if you could make a memorial that is more about information and you are never fixed and it can go wherever it wants to go? everyone who has donated to it could use it, host it, share it. >> for quite a great deal of team she was hired in 2005, she struggled with finding the correct and appropriate visual expression. >> it was a bench at one point. it was a darkened room at another point. but the theme always was a theme of how do we call people's attention to the issue of speci species extinction. >> many exhibits do make long detailed explanations about species decline and biology of birds and that is very useful for lots of purposes. but i think it is also important
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to try to pull at the strings inside people. >> missing is not just about specific extinct or endangered species. it is about absence and a more fundamental level of not knowing what we are losing and we need to link species loss to habitat loss and really focuses much on the habitat. >> of course the overall mission of the academy has to do with two really fundamental and important questions. one of which is the nature of life. how did we get here? the second is the challenge of sustainability. if we are here how are we going to find a way to stay? these questions resonated very strongly with maya. >> on average a species disappears every 20 minutes.
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this is the only media work that i have done. i might never do another one because i'm not a media artist per se but i have used the medium because it seemed to be the one that could allow me to convey the sounds and images here. memorials to me are different from artworks. they are artistic, but memorials have a function. >> it is a beautiful scupltural objective made with bronze and lined with red wood from water tanks in clear lake. that is the scupltural form that gives expression to maya's project. if you think about a cone or a bull horn, they are used to get the attention of the crowd, often to communicate an important message. this project has a very important message and it is
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about our earth and what we are losing and what we are missing and what we don't even know is gone. >> so, what is missing is starting with an idea of loss, but in a funny way the shape of this cone is, whether you want to call it like the r.c.a. victor dog, it is listen to the earth and what if we could create a portal that could look at the past, the present and the future? >> you can change what is then missing by changing the software, by changing what is projected and missing. so, missing isn't a static installation. it is an installation that is going to grow and change over time. and she has worked to bring all of this information together from laboratory after laboratory including, fortunately, our great fwroup of researche e-- g researchers at the california academy. >> this couldn't have been more site specific to this place and we think just visually in terms of its scupltural form it really
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holds its own against the architectural largest and grandeur of the building. it is an unusual compelling object. we think it will draw people out on the terrace, they will see the big cone and say what is that. then as they approach the cone tell hear these very unusual sounds that were obtained from the cornell orinthology lab. >> we have the largest recording of birds, mammals, frogs and insects and a huge library of videos. so this is an absolutely perfect opportunity for us to team up with a world renown, very creative inspirational artist and put the sounds and sights of the animals that we study into a brand-new context, a context that really allows people to appreciate an esthetic way of the idea that we might live in the world without these sounds
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or sites. >> in the scientific realm it is shifting baselines. we get used to less and less, diminished expectations of what it was. >> when i came along lobsters six feet long and oysters 12 inches within they days all the oyster beds in new york, manhattan, the harbor would clean the water. so, just getting people to wake up to what was just literally there 200 years ago, 150 years ago. you see the object and say what is that. you come out and hear these intriguing sounds, sounds like i have never heard in my life. and then you step closer and you almost have a very intimate experience. >> we could link to different institutions around the globe, maybe one per continent, maybe two or three in this country, then once they are all networked, they begin to communicate with one another and
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share information. in 2010 the website will launch, but it will be what you would call an informational website and then we are going to try to, by 2011, invite people to add a memory. so in a funny way the member rely grows and there is something organic about how this memorial begins to have legs so to speak. so we don't know quite where it will go but i promise to keep on it 10 years. my goal is to raise awareness and then either protect forests from being cut down or reforest in ways that promote biodiversity. >> biodiverse city often argued to be important for the world's human populations because all of the medicinal plants and uses that we can put to it and fiber that it gives us and food that it gives us. while these are vital and important and worth literally hundreds of billions of dollars, the part that we also have to be
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able to communicate is the more spiritual sense of how important it is that we get to live side by side with all of these forms that have three billion years of history behind them and how tragic it would be not commercially and not in a utilitarian way but an emotio l emotional, psychological, spiritual way if we watch them one by one disappear. >> this is sort of a merger between art and science and advocacy in a funny way getting people to wake unand realize what is going on -- wake up and realize what is going on. so it is a memborial trying to get us to interpret history and look to the past. they have always been about lacking at the past so we proceed forward and maybe don't commit the same mistakes.
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i'm derek, i'm hyungry, and ready to eat. these vendors offer a variety of the streets near you. these mobile restaurants are serving up original, creative and unusual combinations. you can grab something simple like a grilled cheese sandwich or something unique like curry. we areher here in the average eight -- upper haight. you will be competing in the
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quick buy food challenge. an appetizer and if you are the winner you will get the title of the quitck bite "chompion." i am here with matt cohen, from off the grid. >> we assembled trucks and put them into a really unique heurban settings. >> what inspired you to start off the grid? >> i was helping people lodge mobile food trucks. the work asking for what can we get -- part together? we started our first location and then from there we expanded locations. >> why do think food trucks have grown? >> i have gotten popular
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because the high cost of starting a brick and mortar or strong, the rise of social media, trucks can be easily located, and food trucks to offer a unique outdoor experience that is not easily replaced by any of their setting any worlwhere else in san franc. san francisco eaters are interested in cuisine. there adventuress. the fact theyuse grea use great ingredients and make gourmet food makes unpopular. >> i have been dying to have these. >> i have had that roach coach
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experience. it is great they're making food they can trust. >> have you decided? >> we are in the thick of the competition? >> my game was thrown off because they pulled out of my first appetizer choice. >> how we going to crush clear? >> it will be easy. probably everyone has tried, something bacon tell us delicious. >> -- people tell us is delicious. >> hopefully you think the same thing. >> hopefully i am going to win. we're in the financial district. there is a food truck right there. every day changes. it is easy and fun to go down.
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these are going to be really good. >> how are you going to dominate? >> i think he does not know what he is doing. >> i was thinking of doing [unintelligible] we are underrepresented. >> i was singing of starting an irish pub. that was my idea. >> one our biggest is the corned beef and cabbage. we are asking people what they're thinking in getting some feedback. >> for a lot of people i am sure this combination looks very wrong. it might not sound right on paper but when you taste it to or have it in your mouth, it is a variety. this is one of the best ways in creating community. people gather around and talk about it and get to know

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